ARTS COUNCIL ON THE MOVE!
The Arts & Cultural Council has moved! On January 1, 1999, our new address is 277 North Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14607. Our new Cultural Industry Center will be open 9 to 5, Monday through Friday.
Our new contact numbers as of January 1: phone (716) 473-4000 fax (716) 473-4051 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our new location is in the heart of Rochester's Neighborhood of the Arts. We will be surrounded by artists (performing, literary and visual) and arts organizations. Our new neighbors include Pyramid Arts Center, Rochester City Ballet, and Anderson Alley Artists (all across the street), as well as the Memorial Art Gallery, George Eastman House, Writers & Books, School of the Arts, Visual Studies Workshop, and Rochester Museum & Science Center. To name a few. You can access the Neighborhood of the Arts at www.artsrochester.com (not to be confused with the Arts Council's own site at www.artsrochester.org).
The Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester is the only organization in our community devoted to planning, promoting and developing our region's arts and culture. We provide specific programs and services to artists and cultural organizations, make grants to increase the general public's access to the arts, work to make the arts basic to education, advocate for the arts with public officials, and increase awareness of the economic impact of the arts with community leaders.
Our Cultural Plan, launched in 1995, is the only comprehensive plan to develop Rochester's arts and cultural resources. The Arts Council has led many collaborations to implement the Cultural Plan throughout the community. We are now ready to take the next major step -- a move to new offices in the Neighborhood of the Arts -- and establish a Cultural Industry Center.
The Move to the Neighborhood of the Arts
The new location will allow us to unify and serve our constituents in new ways, and will fulfill the first goal of the Cultural Plan: Change the public's perception of the cultural industry from that of a fragmented group of organizations and artists to a unified industry.
At the new Cultural Industry Center we will:
The new location, 277 North Goodman Street, is a prominent building in the Neighborhood of the Arts with plenty of free parking. The new office will both attract people to the area and allow the Arts Council to serve as a key new tenant for the neighborhood.
- Hold workshops and seminars for artists and arts organizations on topics such as Internet technology, grantwriting, health insurance, and media relations.
- Bring together participants for programs that create access to the arts for children including the Scholastic Art Awards, the Kuumba Kids program for youth at risk, the Arts in Education Roundtable, and our new arts-based youth employment program, Art Works.
- Develop an Information Center that provides information about all of Rochester's cultural resources. The information will include traditional print materials as well as an on-line kiosk that features our award-winning web site for all the arts in Rochester (www.carol.org).
The estimated cost for the move, including computer hardware and software, furniture and fittings, adaption of space, moving expenses, and a telephone system is $30,000. In addition, there will be increased administrative costs associated with the expanded program offerings, including, but not limited to, the Information Center and Art Works. The Arts Council will seek support to underwrite these costs from its board of directors, individual friends, foundations and corporations.